September 16, 2009


Prague is a beautiful city, filled with wonderful old buildings. The Prague Castle dominates the skyline, as shown in my picture below. I didn't take a tour of the castle itself, but instead spent hours wandering around the grounds. I'll be posting pictures of that in the next couple of days. If you look at the bottom left corner of this picture, you'll see the Charles Bridge... well, let's rephrase that - you'll see the mass of people on the Charles Bridge! The covered areas are where they're doing repair work, which was rather noisy and dusty. Needless to say, the bridge was not one of the highlights of my trip - but I did get some wonderful photos from it, so I can't complain too much! This photo isn't from the bridge itself, but from the Mala Strana tower at the end of it.
The Prague Castle and the area surrounding it, taken from the Mala Strana tower.

September 11, 2009

Long overdue update

I've been a terrible blogger, this poor blog has only had 2 posts for all of 2009. So to start things up again, I'll begin with some big news - I'm moving to Russia at the end of October! I'll be teaching English in Moscow.
Here's a taste of what I'll get to see every day...

Before I could apply for a teaching job, I needed to get a formal qualification. I decided on the CELTA, which is perhaps the most prestigious certificate in teaching English as a foreign language. I chose to take the CELTA course in Prague, Czech Republic. The course was a month long, and extremely intensive. Sadly, I only had four days for sightseeing while I was there, but I still managed to take around 800 pictures! I haven't finished reviewing all of them yet, but once I do, I'll be posting some of them here. This is just one of the wonderful buildings I saw. 
I promise to be a better blogger from here on out : ) Stay tuned for more updates!